CompTIA CySA+ CS0-001 Certification Study Guide

Exam Code: CS0-001

Learn critical knowledge and skills that are required to prevent, detect, and combat cybersecurity threats and prepare for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam with a study guide that is mapped to CySA+ exam content.


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The CySA+ Certification Study Guide will teach you the fundamental principles of using threat and vulnerability analysis tools plus digital forensics tools. It will prepare you to take the CompTIA CySA+ CS0-001 exam by providing 100% coverage of the objectives and content examples listed on the syllabus.

After reading this study guide, you will be able to:

  • Identify tools and techniques to use to perform an environmental reconnaissance of a target network or security system.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret security data from multiple log and monitoring sources.
  • Use network host and web application vulnerability assessment tools and interpret the results to provide effective mitigation.
  • Understand and remediate identity management, authentication, and access control issues.
  • Participate in a senior role within an incident response team and use forensic tools to identify the source of an attack.
  • Understand the use of frameworks, policies, and procedures and report on security architecture with recommendations for effective compensating controls.

To get the most out of the CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide and be able to prepare for your exam you should have successfully earned the CompTIA Network+ certification and CompTIA Security+ certification or have equivalent knowledge. Specifically, it is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:

  • Know basic network terminology and functions (such as OSI Model, Topology, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, switches, routers).
  • Understand TCP/IP addressing, core protocols, and troubleshooting tools
  • Identify network attack strategies and defenses.
  • Know the technologies and uses of cryptographic standards and products
  • Identify network- and host-based security technologies and practices.
  • Describe the standards and products used to enforce security on web and communications technologies.

What’s Included

The CompTIA CySA+ Certification Study Guide is available as in print or as an eBook.

The eBook is delivered through the Skillpipe eBook reader.

The CompTIA CySA+ Certification Study Guide includes:

  • Review questions designed to test your knowledge of the topics covered in each unit
  • Glossary
  • Content mapping of the course topics with the exam objectives

The eBook includes all content of the study guide in a Skillpipe eBook format.

Course Overview

Threat Management (1)

  • Cybersecurity Analysts
  • Reconnaissance Techniques

Vulnerability Management

  • Managing Vulnerabilities
  • Remediating Vulnerabilities
  • Secure Software Development

Threat Management (2)

  • Security Appliances
  • Logging and Analysis

Cyber Incident Response

  • Incident Response
  • Forensics Tools
  • Incident Analysis and Recovery

Security Architecture

  • Secure Network Design
  • Managing Identities and Access
  • Security Frameworks and Policies